Sam Bass Theatre announces open auditions for "It Could Be Any One of Us", a comedy murder mystery by Alan Ayckbourn. Auditions will be held from 7 PM - 9 PM on November 26th & 27th at Sam Bass Theatre's Old Depot Stage at 400 N. Lee Street, in Memorial Park, in Round Rock, TX. This production will be directed by Frank Benge.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. In a remote and dilapidated country house, three siblings share an antagonistic life together. All are artists who have failed to live up to their own, let alone anyone else’s, expectations. The older brother Mortimer is a composer who has never realized his youthful potential, his sister Jocelyn is a writer of thrillers who has never completed a novel and Brinton is a painter, who does not even let his family see his work. When Jocelyn’s partner, Norris – an insurance investigator with aspirations to be a real detective – arrives home and interrupts a recital by Mortimer, a row breaks out in which Mortimer reveals he intends to disinherit the family and give the house to a former student, Wendy Jones. Wendy, now a married mother, visits the house and promptly survives three attempts on her life. With most of the family away for the evening, Mortimer goes to bed and Wendy – with Norris watching over her – also attempts to sleep. A storm and the old house conspire to terrify Wendy and Norris, their terror compounded when Mortimer enters with a mortal blow to the head. With the police unwilling to take Norris’s claims of murder seriously, he attempts to solve the murder pinpointing three suspects: Jocelyn, Brinton and Jocelyn's 16 year old daughter, Amy.
Roles Available: Mortimer Chalke (MALE) A composer; mid-fifties Jocelyn Polegate (FEMALE) A writer, his sister; late forties Brinton Chalke (MALE) A painter, his brother; early forties Amy Polegate (FEMALE) Jocelyn's daughter; sixteen Norris Honeywell (MALE) A detective; mid-forties Wendy Windwood (FEMALE) Mid-thirties
Note: The killer is decided randomly during a card game at the end of Act 1, scene 1. For each of the three possible suspects (Jocelyn, Brinton or Amy), there is a slight variation of scenes at three points in the play.
Production will run February 8, 2013 - March 2, 2013. Contact Frank Benge at Sam Bass Community Theatre email@example.com www.sambasstheatre.org
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